Køge Bay is rich in nutrients and produces vast volumes of seaweed, washing up on beaches. Previously, decomposing seaweed covered large parts of the coastal area, the odour being a nuisance to both guests and residents.
This was why Solrød Local Authority together with homeowners’ associations of the beach area decided to set up the association Solrød Strandrenselaug, which has since 2008 been combatting the problem effectively by cleaning the beach of seaweed.
Seaweed from the beach is supplemented with residual products from the food industry and liquid manure from farms – together it provides an optimal mixture to produce CO2-neutral biogas and a sustainable fertilizer with nutrients to plants in Danmark’s farmlands.
In this way, Solrød Biogas contributes to achieving Solrød Local Authority’s ambitious climate goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emission by 70 % before 2030.